Monochord fiddle with gourd body covered with hide. For the bow for this object see 1933.27.8 .2
Place details: AFRICA. Nigeria / Southern Zaria Province Riga Chikun. Cultural Group: Gbari: Local Name: KOJE (GWARI), GOGE (HAUSA) Materials: Gourd Plant / Animal Hide Skin / Horse Hair Animal / Wood Plant / Animal Leather Skin / ?. Processes: Carved / Covered / Perforated / ?. Dimensions: Max L = 685 mm Max W = 147 mm Field Collector: W.R. Crocker When Collected: circa 1932 PRM Source: W.R. Crocker Acquired: Donated 1933
KEYWORD: Musical Instrument / Bowed Lute / CLASS: Music / ?.MUSIC CLASS: 3. MUSIC NAME: Fiddle (1).
Research notes: According to “African ethnonyms: index to art-producing peoples of Africa” by Daniel P. Biebuyck, Susan Kelliher and Linda McRae (G.K. Hall & Co.: New York, 1996), Gbari is the name now used for the group once known as Gwari. [CW 9/3/2000]